The Gardiner Museum is a destination that inspires and connects people, art, and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures, and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
This landmark show explores more than seven decades of Nordic aesthetic influence on Canadian design. The first exhibition of its kind, True Nordic features over 100 works by more than 60 designers. The works reflect a simple yet vital Scandinavian aesthetic tied to natural forms, materials, and imagery, and a desire to create attractive, functional objects.
Beginner- Advanced Ages 10-16 Earthenware Clay Wheel throwing 70 commercial brushing glazes 8 sessions Let your creativity shine through wheel thrown clay! Learn that wheel throwing can be more than a plate a bowl or a cup! Come and make functional, sculptural and fun decorative pieces using the pottery wheel! Learn the skills to throw […]
The Gail Brooker Ceramic Research Library is a comprehensive reference centre for research in the field of ceramics. The collection was founded in 1988 when George R. Gardiner donated 387 books, periodicals, journals, and engravings relating to the history, production, style, and sources of European ceramics. Today the collection includes over 2,500 volumes, in addition […]
Each year, people like you help the Gardiner maintain the exhibitions, collections and programs that contribute to the vitality of Toronto by engaging an increasingly diverse population and helping to create community through shared experience.
April 25 – 27, 2014
Stunning large-scale floral installations designed by some of Toronto’s best floral designers, bring the beauty of spring, and the Gardiner’s collection, to life in an entirely new way. The Gardiner Shop will also feature a curated presentation of one-of-a-kind studio ceramics with a focus on Canadian artists.
Emblem Floral Design Studio
390 Dupont St. | 416.972.9878 | emblemflowers.com
At the beginning of 2013, Todd Caldwell took over the helm at Emblem after nearly 10 years as a Chief Designer. Emblem specializes in lush, classic florals – often with a botanical twist for large scale events and clients’ homes. Todd was born in Florida and raised on a marshland research station at Delta Beach, Manitoba before moving to Winnipeg with his family. From the time he could walk, Todd spent time in the field with his biologist father which provided him with a deep love and understanding of botany and the natural world. Todd first cut his teeth in design in early adolescence when he created formal gardens on his family’s 5 acre property. At the beginning of his career, he worked in greenhouses and landscaping before working with a landscape architect in Dublin, Ireland. Todd arrived on the Toronto floral design scene in 1999 where he worked for two prominent studios before joining the team at Emblem.
The Garden Club Of Toronto
Sue Clarkson is an award winning floral designer who recently won silver representing Canada in the international class at Canada Blooms 2013. Sue is a certified Floral Design Judge and Horticultural Judge who has regularly taught floral design and horticulture courses/workshops at the Toronto Botanical Gardens, The Garden Club of Toronto, and to various community groups. For many years, Sue was involved with The Art Gallery of Ontario as a buyer of gallery gifts for both the Gallery gift shop and for special exhibits such as The Barnes Exhibit, Degas, and Turner. She is an experienced printmaker, oil, and water colour painter. She has been a member of The Garden Club of Toronto for fourteen years and feels that her fine art background has helped foster her love of floral design.
364A King Street East | 416.214.6479 | ecostems.ca
Joseph is the owner and creative director at eco|stems. In the Spring of 2009 Joseph opened a flower shop with a conscience. As the owner and creative director he wanted to make sure eco|stems reflected his personal values of environmental and social sustainability without compromising the style and beauty of flowers. He has a passion for flowers, nature and the environment!
Joseph has 15 years’ experience with floral design and horticulture and is an award-winning floral designer. He has studied floral design at Seneca College and Horticulture at Niagara College. Is a member of the Canadian Academy of Floral Art (CAFA), is the chair of the Seneca College Floral Design Program Advisory Committee as well as a Toronto Master Gardener. He’s an avid cyclist and balcony gardener living in downtown Toronto.
Fresh Floral Creations
175b Danforth Avenue | 416.968.1270 | freshflorals.com | facebook.com/freshflorals
Bruno’s approach to floral design is both sculptural and emotional, blending organic materials and found objects together to create works of art. His floral studio in Toronto is often mistaken for an art gallery, where weekly window displays are created to showcase his artistry.
His exceptional craftsmanship and innovative design techniques have captured the attention of socialites and A-list celebrities in Canada as well as international glitterati such as Rene Zellweger, Patti LaBelle, Sir Elton John and Shania Twain.
Bruno frequently appears on local and national television programs, and gives floral demonstrations at Home and Garden shows. He is also a regular contributor to magazines in Australia, Canada and the United States, where his seasonal decor and wedding work are prominently featured.
1610 Bayview Avenue | 416.488.7716 | horticulturaldesign.com
As one of Canada’s leading floral designers, and founder of Horticultural Design Inc. Canada’s first environmentally friendly garden lifestyle store, Michael Renaud has also had his work featured in film, television, newspapers and magazines, and is a regular contributor to Cityline, House and Home TV, and HGTV.
With a distinguished and dedicated clientele, Michael Renaud is known for creating inspired floral designs of exceptional design and quality, and has had his work featured by the Junior League of Toronto’s Designer Showhouse and other national organizations. A popular instructor at Horticultural Design and guest speaker at Toronto Botanical Gardens. Mr.Renaud also raises money for non-profit organizations and both local and international causes.
The Garden Club Of Toronto
For over 15 years Margaret Taylor’s passion for flowers has led her to exhibit, judge, demonstrate and teach floral design in Canada and abroad. A recipient of many awards, Margaret’s most recent accolades include Canada Blooms’ Founder’s Gold Cup for Best in Show and the Madelaine Weir Foy award for 2013. She has also been awarded Best in Show at the provincial level and has represented Canada at the World Association of Flower Arranger’s triennial show. Margaret is currently a floral design judge accredited by the Garden Clubs of Ontario, a horticultural judge accredited by the Royal Botanical Gardens, and a rose judge accredited by the Canadian Rose Society. Much lauded for her design acumen by the horticultural community, Margaret is a past President of the Garden Club of Toronto and is a Coordinator of Floral Design Studies at the Toronto Botanical Gardens.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7